This week during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York City, American Cancer Society CEO Dr. John Seffrin announced the Society's "commitment" to the global cancer crisis through our efforts to prevent a tobacco pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a member of the Clinton Global Health Initiative, Seffrin was asked to speak during a special session titled "Addressing Cancer in the Developing World: Health Equity and an Overlooked Public Health Crisis." He said the Society is addressing the global cancer crisis through our work in the Africa Tobacco Control Consortium, a multi-partner program that advocates for the creation of smoke-free places, strict tobacco control policies, and increased tobacco taxes in Sub-Saharan Africa. This standing-room-only cancer session included many dignitaries and was moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent. Panelists included Lance Armstrong; Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder, Partners in Health; Dr. Felicia Knaul, director, Harvard Global Equity Initiative; Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired, director general, King Hussein Cancer Foundation; and Dr. Charles-Patrick Almazor, director, Public Sector Partnership.